Screen Cultures

Research news from the Department of Film Studies

Dina Iordanova

The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Sketch for Serious Postgraduates

As my PhD project involves a study of Hong Kong New Wave cinema, I longed for a trip to Hong Kong where I oculd have access to many established scholars and rich material. During November and December 2018, I was invited, thanks to Professor…
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Interdisciplinary Retreat Film and Beyond: Engaging Film in Research, Academia and the Professional Job Market

by Maria Fernanda Miño PGR Representative – Department of Film Studies Film & Beyond Interdisciplinary Retreat Facilitator Any research related to the study of film is by nature an interdisciplinary task.  Even the most…
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NATIONALIST AND RACIST TENDENCIES ACROSS EASTERN EUROPE EXPOSED IN RECENT DOCUMENTARIES

Dina IORDANOVA @ Astra Film Festival, Sibiu, 2018   Widely shared perceptions of the region formerly referred to as ‘Eastern Europe’ (and nowadays consisting of variously positioned entities, variably known as the Visegrad Group,…
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Walking into Film History: Exploring the Cineteca di Bologna

by Andrea Gelardi @ Cineteca di Bologna   In 2018, the Fife based Russell Trust awarded a research grant to my doctoral project entitled “Locally Rooted, Internationally Involved: the Case of Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna”,…
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Programming for Short Film Festivals: An Interview with Massimiliano Nardulli

Professor Dina Iordanova speaks with the prominent short film festival programmer about working across nations and languages, living in Eastern Europe, and the drive to support young and up-and-coming filmmakers.
The cover of La Rivista Cinematografica, featuring a women wearing a white cloche hat. Her hair is short and dark and her eyes are heavily made up. She is in three-quarter profile.

In Defense of the Poor Digitization: Reflections on the Domitor Journals Project

What does "digitization" of archival film materials mean in practice? Domitor has been attempting to answer that question as they develop their own archive, and Prof. Michael Cowan relates that exploration.